On 22, Jun 2015 | In book bitching | By karo
You’ve reached akaKaro, a cranky little scrapblog staffed by an opinionated talking dictionary. I like to read and I lack common sense, which—aside from being a generally appalling combination—usually leads me to denounce almost everything. This blog is the aftermath of my bad decisions, a unique palimpsest of rage, book-hurling, and spicy ramen. Mostly spicy ramen.
If you want to know what I’m reading (and why wouldn’t you?), here’s the list. I have a reading schedule, sort of, but at this point it’s mostly theoretical.
Took a break from drawing by……..drawing…………it makes sense somewhere okay
anyway Madeline Brewer in addition to being a precious ray of sunshine apparently has amazing conversations with her friends, one of whom suggested a THT spin-off called Womb Raider WHICH OF COURSE I HAD TO DRAW AND NOW HOLY SHITTTTTTT I WANT THIS TO BE A REAL SHOW WHOSE HEART DO I HAVE TO SACRIFICE TO MAKE THIS A THING
I’ve been playing a lot of Mario lately. And violin. And Magikarp Jump. Yes of course those all go together what are you talking about
*EDIT* this is unrealistic that Magikarp should be flying off in the claws of a f*cking Pidgeotto NOT THAT I’M BITTER
I’ve been watching The Handmaid’s Tale, and it’s……………pretty awful, to say the least. Not awful in that the show itself is bad, but awful in that it’s more disturbing than Game of Thrones. I mean, yeah, okay, GoT has people getting eaten by dogs and entire clans getting obliterated at weddings, but it doesn’t have FGM. Though it does have 8,001 eunuchs, so I guess it sort of evens out? But with GoT there’s always this layer of unreality—excluding Sansa’s wedding night and Shireen’s burning, I’m still pissed off about those—which makes it slightly easier to take, while Handmaid’s Tale seems like it could easily happen.
That said, the show is amazing: it’s only six episodes in, but both cast and crew have done a phenomenal job walking the fine line between staying faithful to the original text and adding substantial changes. And even though the book depicted a xenophobic society run by white supremacists and populated almost entirely by white people (except maybe the Marthas…?), I really love the diversity of the show. The acting is so good that I’ve even started to care a little bit about Serena Joy, which I never ever ever ever EVER thought would happen, and I also like Janine, which is a hearty testament to Yvonne Strahovski and Madeline Brewer. (I still don’t care about the Commander, but you’re not really supposed to.) Moira is an unstoppable badass, of course, but I was expecting that. Huge props to Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, and all the rest. I will be very upset if this show doesn’t win an award.
Technically I could’ve gotten away with leaving it unfinished, but, since I like to make things hard for myself, this was Not Good Enough, so it got finished. I sort of want to digitize it, but it’s so loooooong :T #comicproblems
Scrambling to finish a 12-page graphic novel before my comic-drawing class ends, why do I keep doing this to myself :T
It’s been a great class and I’ve gotten a lot out of it—a whole new story, for instance—but on the other hand it’s been a major distraction, and I’m looking forward to not stressing out about both freelance and homework deadlines, especially as they seem to like to come at the same time. NOW TO DRAW 10 MORE PAGES IN 2.5 DAYS BAHAHAHA
P.S. 8-headed dragons are a lot more labor-intensive than I thought